Listen Now: Tom Sadler Talks Fisheries Management, Science, the Business of Sustainability…and a Little Fishing

Listen Now: Tom Sadler Talks Fisheries Management, Science, the Business of Sustainability…and a Little Fishing

Network deputy director Tom Sadler appeared on the Sustainable Angler podcast last week, and you can listen to the episode below. Details from Sustainable Angler host Rick Crawford: In this episode of The Sustainable Angler podcast, I had the pleasure of interviewing the Marine Fish Conservation Network’s Tom Sadler, who has spent the last thirty-five […]

COVID-19 and CARES Act Resources for Fishing and Seafood Communities

COVID-19 and CARES Act Resources for Fishing and Seafood Communities

Photo: Waterfront in Sitka, Alaska These tough times are creating uncertainty and instability for the seafood and fishing industries, and we know many of our friends and partners, from seafood suppliers, chefs, fishing guides, and family commercial fishermen, are struggling. Coastal communities around the U.S. are made up of family businesses that provide fresh, local […]

Home Water

Home Water

Isolation, self-imposed or otherwise, provides a time for reflection. Last weekend I sat down to gather my thoughts on the current state of affairs, and here is where I landed. First off, my days are not significantly different from my regular routine. I have been working from home for more than a decade. Conference calls, […]

A View from the Hill: March 2020

A View from the Hill: March 2020

A lot has happened since our last View from the Hill in early November, not the least of which has been a presidential impeachment trial and an on-going global pandemic. But there’s also been news on the federal fisheries front, and here are several highlights. In November, the Senate Commerce Committee held a full committee […]

Steelhead, Snake River Dams and the Oregon Way

Steelhead, Snake River Dams and the Oregon Way

Whenever I lose faith in government, I default to episodes of the early 2000’s TV hit, The West Wing. I know it’s not reality, but the show has offered me some level of solace when things are going sideways at the national level, and they’re going sideways. From the president’s barbed State of the Union […]

ASMFC Striped Bass Meeting Demonstrates Need For Reforms

ASMFC Striped Bass Meeting Demonstrates Need For Reforms

The first question set the tone of the meeting. In October, 2019, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board (Management Board) adopted Addendum VI to Amendment 6 to the Atlantic Striped Bass Interstate Fishery Management Plan (Addendum VI), which was intended to end overfishing and reduce fishing mortality by 18 percent, […]